A 5-year-old boy named Miles Scott made headlines as “Batkid” after he dressed up in Batman garb to fight crime in San Francisco after the Make-a-Wish Foundation made his dream come true. He was diagnosed when he was 18 months old, but is now in remission. On Friday, SanFran became Gotham City for the day and Miles its hero. Thousands of people turned up for the event, and even actors like Christian Bale and Ben Affleck have something to say about it.
Bale told New York magazine he thought it was “fantastic” what Miles did. "I saw this headline and thought, 'What's that?' " he said, when he first heard about Miles’ story. "I looked on the news and I saw all the pictures of him running around and saving people. It's so touching."
"He must have been bewildered," added Bale, who played Batman in three films and is now filming “Moses” in Spain. "Hopefully, later on, he'll be able to look back and say, 'Oh my God, how amazing.' "
Affleck, on the other hand, took to Twitter to share his excitement over Miles’ crusade. “Batkid. Best Batman ever. #SFBatKid #MakeAWish @SFWish,” he tweeted on Saturday. The star has faced tons of criticism ever since it was announced he would play the caped crusader in the new Batman vs. Superman flick.
— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) November 16, 2013
Val Kilmer, who played Batman in 1995, also took to social media to give Miles a shoutout. On Friday he wrote on Facebook: "Just heard the riddler is robbing a bank in the financial district. Hurry #sfbatkid."
Michael Keaton, who played Bruce Wayne in 1992, told TMZ that Batkid was the “cutest thing in the world.”
There has not been any word from George Clooney, who put on the infamous black mask in 1997.